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Persistent sadness, worthlessness, guilt and shame
anger turned inward, suicidal thoughts, dissociation
looking at others and knowing you are not the same

Prolonged violence and feeling trapped for decades
a tendency to self medicate or live your life on an endless
supply of prescriptions, the placebo effect - nothing more
than useless chemical bandaids

The inability to view or witness trauma
due to the fact that all your senses are heightened
powerless to your emotions, your mind takes you right
back to that place; leaving you helpless and frightened

Isolating yourself because you've experienced immense
distrust, inbuilt schemas manifest a lifetime of mistreatment
and abuse, childhood/adult domestic violence is debilitating
there is no excuse

Talking about it is senseless when society believes you to be weak
and have victim's tendencies, instead of
restoration of power and the ability to see Survivors as courageous
not weak and defenseless

Complex PTSD requires trust, safety, love, and understanding
the worst thing you can do to a survivor is lie, bully, harass and be demanding

These people may seem Crazy, Bi-polar, or Borderline Personality, the truth is;
they are fighting depression, self loathing, and acute anxiety, please be patient, be kind and always remember they are fighting every minute a silent and constant
battle in their mind
Written by TinaLouise
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